Special Notes

Missed out on my GameMaster & Community Manager autobiographies?
Then check this out: Memoirs

The Truth About Renaissance

Thursday, October 4, 2007 by Bea

I was amazed at the articles presented by Reclusion, so I decided to also post some facts and figures in the New World.


Renaissance Fashion
16th - 18th Century~

The world was filled with corsets, chemise, ruffles, sleeves, lace, and among the other fabrics and accessories that certainly made the people like in that scene: The Vanity Fair.

During The Renaissance, fashion from both Italian and Germanic designers had their influence over European clothing. Each brought something new and exciting to the world of Renaissance fashion.

In the Renaissance popular fashion styles ranged from wide, to barrel-shaped and square fashions.

During the evolution of women's fashion in the European Renaissance, clothing for women went from three pieces (underskirt, bodice and robe) to one piece and then back to five or more pieces (skirt, underskirt, bodice, overbodice or vest, hoop and collar). This helped maintain Renaissance social structures since the lower classes did not wear the same fashions as the rich.

Source: http://www.realarmorofgod.com/renaissance-fashion.html

Hats
Most men of the Renaissance wore some sort of head cover. Some times these hats were leather but more often, especially in lower classes, the hat was felt, wool, or cloth. The higher up the food chain a man was the more ornate, like everything, was his hat. Upper class men adorned their hats with long feathers, ribbons, and sometimes even flowers. By this time in history hats came in many styles. Some were floppy, some brimmed, and some tall. Black was not your only color choice either. Many period paintings show a multitude of red hats that were not clergy.

Women's hair coverings went from the 'pointed cone' style with no hair allowed to show, to the more popular light weight veil type trimmed with flowers or lace. Most women had very long hair and kept it braided. As time passed, a pointed hood-like covering was introduced, called a cap. In later years it became more optional to wear head or hair coverings at all. Weather and age determined if you covered your head. Older women wore caps or coverings, the younger ones didn't, unless the weather dictated otherwise.

Sources: http://www.realarmorofgod.com/renaissance-fashion.html
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44761.asp
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art45027.asp
http://www.marquise.de/en/1500/pics/1500c.shtml
http://www.milieux.com/costume/
http://www.vanityfairmovie.com/


Dinosaurs plagued the New World?
During the 18th Century (featured in the Discovery channel), European countries believed and discovered some fossils of these 'dinosaurs' and some also had theories of undiscovered locations and/or continents.

Image: In Ustiur Zona Cuatro
Source: http://rainbow.ldeo.columbia.edu/courses/v1001/dinodis3.html

In a series of scientific papers, books, and popular articles in the 70s and 80s, beginning with his 1968 paper The superiority of dinosaurs, Robert Bakker argued strenuously that dinosaurs were warm-blooded and active animals; capable of sustained periods of high activity. In most of his writings Bakker framed his arguments as new evidence leading to a revival of ideas popular the late 19th century, frequently referring to an ongoing dinosaur renaissance. He used a variety of anatomical and statistical arguments to defend his case, the methodology of which was fiercely debated among scientists.

That's why Ustiur Zona was included in the map of the New World. ^^ (and how we loved T-rex)


Other shots:



Images: Esthesia and Estradz
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosaur_renaissance

PS. This period was also a time of discoveries. ^_^

Filed under , having  

7 comments:

ellen said...

It's really helpfull to know some history. My friends on sugarmommymeet.com like to know something like this!

Veya said...

@ellen
nice blog! ^_^

darrick07 said...

Hrin.... blogspot this XD

Veya said...

@darrick
blogspot what? lolz ^^

darrick said...

kidding :P

Veya said...

=P

are you creating a personal blog for urself? the violin of death? naks!

Ryan Jennings said...

Renaissance Clothing Blog's really helpful... Thanks